WHAT IS IN MY CABIN BAG
Packing the right things can make all the difference to your travel experience. Start your journey on the right foot and enjoy every minute of it.
When you live in Australia or New Zealand, traveling to most parts of the world takes for ever. When you are about to pack for a long flight, you don’t really know what the next 30 to 40 hours have installed for you, from flying for hours to waiting at the airports for your connecting flights to taxis or trains or bus to the hotel. From Home to Hotel is a real experience and if you are organised, this part of your travel experience can be fun. Here are some handy tips to keep you relaxed and make your travelling time more comfortable.
The first thing you need is a really good cabin bag. I have to admit, it took me a long time to get this right. It needs to be light weight especially when you are traveling solo and it needs to be easy to carry.
I finally found the best one for me .
Why this cabin bag, well it is very light, has a zip that folds down to allow easy access to everything in your bag, Large main compartment,Front organizer compartment and zippered front pocket, Mesh expansion pocket. It has a easy push button for handle. Making it easy to wheel it to your seat with out a hassle
Second must have is a really good handbag /Stash, not fashionable but practical, especially on long flights when you are traveling solo. It is hard when there is no one watching your things while you go to toilet or have a nap etc. This hang bag I throw over my shoulder across my body and hangs in the front. Much better than those waist bags. It fits in the seat pocket on the aeroplane, which makes it easy for you to keep an eye on all your belonging.
Travel Navigator Neck Wallet and Passport Holder with RFID Blocking for Security.
This bag is the definition of peace of mind, it prevents ID theft and has space for everything, phone, passport, money, credit card, boarding pass and air tickets. Best protection against pick pocketing
Once you get the cabin bag and hand bag right then the other 4 must haves are….
(1)Travel Blanket and Eye Mask – this is so important. Its not just clean and more hygienic, its also handy to have when you stuck at the airport lounges for hours waiting for connecting flights
Sofia Cashmere Women’s 100% Cashmere Cozy Travel Set with Blanket, Eye Mask, and Bag
The feel of 100% Cashmere against your skin gives you a comfort of home away from home. The eye mask will guarantee you a good nap, as good as it can get on an aeroplane.
(2) Travel Pillow – There are so different kinds of travel pillows to choice from, this one does the trick for me. Its so comfortable
CABEAU Memory Foam “Evolution Pillow” + Small Bag – It Actually Works!
This pillow will give you the pleasure of been comfortable while sleeping on a aeroplane. It compress’s down to 1/4 of its size for easy carrying.
(3)Travel Socks – these are life savers, having shoes on for the whole flight kills my feet, I love these, they are comfortable and relaxing for the feet, you can walk around in then, go to the toilet in them and even around the airport, my feet just loves them.
FitKicks Active Footwear for Women
(4) A Camera – you have to capture every moment, Pictures speak louder then words, I am not a pro at photography, there are many very pro cameras out there but this one it my pick
Nikon D3300 DX-format DSLR Kit w/ 18-55mm DX VR II & 55-200mm DX VR II Zoom Lenses and Case (Black)
This is simple, easy to use and the quality if pictures are great.
Things to keep you entertained, iPod and Book or Kindle. I love reading, I alway have books with me, sometimes its easy with a kindle to keep the weight under 7kg.
After making few mistakes with my past travel experience, I have learnt to alway weight my cabin bag before I get to the airport. Most flights allow 7 kg for cabin bags, which makes packing cabin bags even more challenging.
Alway pack your cabin bag like you are packing for the weekend away, few sets of clothes, underwear, hat, scarfs, phone charger, sunglass etc. You will ask why, thats silly, its just adding extra weight to the cabin bag, well I found this really helpful incase your suitcase is misplaced or lost by the airline. It provides me with peace of mind and definitely reduces all the stress of what to do in a new country while the airline is looking for your suitcase, what to wear while you are waiting for your suitcase. Just be careful with all your make up and toiletries, when going through customs you are only allowed certain amount of liquids, toothpaste comes under liquid, so check with your airlines first for more information, you can get travel size toothpaste, body deodorant, moisturiser etc.
Last but not least is alway carry panadol and all your medication with you. Pack them in a plastic bags before you get to the airport to avoid getting stressed. Do not pack any sharp items like nail file, eye brow tweezers, nail clipper etc in your cabin bag.
Bon voyage, Happy Travelling